List of World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands

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This is a list of World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands with properties of cultural and natural heritage in the Netherlands that are on UNESCO's World Heritage List.[1] Currently, nine properties in the Netherlands and Curaçao are on the World Heritage List. Eight of these are cultural properties and one is a natural property.[1] The first was added to the list in 1995 and the latest in 2010. Seven properties are in the Netherlands, one is in Curaçao, and one is in both the Netherlands and Germany. The Wadden Sea is in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, but only the Dutch and German parts are on the World Heritage List.

Properties on the World Heritage List[change | change source]

Id Image Name Location Type (criteria) Year Description
739 Church Schokland Museum.jpg Schokland and Surroundings Noordoostpolder, Flevoland

52°38′19″N 5°46′18″E / 52.63861°N 5.77167°E / 52.63861; 5.77167[2]

Cultural (iii, v)[2] 1995[2] Schokland symbolizes the struggle of the people of the Netherlands against the sea. It was an inhabited peninsula since pre-historic times, it became an island in the 15th century, until it was completely encroached by the Zuiderzee in 1859. In the 1940s the Noordoostpolder was created and consequently Schokland was reclaimed.[2]
759 Fort bij Vijfhuizen.jpg Defence Line of Amsterdam North Holland and Utrecht

52°22′28″N 4°53′35″E / 52.37444°N 4.89306°E / 52.37444; 4.89306[3]

Cultural (ii, iv, v)[3] 1996[3] The defence line around the Dutch capital Amsterdam was built between 1883 and 1920. It is the only fortification that is based on the principle of controlling the waters around a city. It contains of a network of 45 armed forts and can temporarily flood polders extending 135 kilometers around Amsterdam.[3]
818 Windmills of Kinderdijk (7).JPG Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout Alblasserdam and Nieuw-Lekkerland, South Holland

51°52′57″N 4°38′58″E / 51.88250°N 4.64944°E / 51.88250; 4.64944

Cultural (i, ii, iv) 1997
819 Handelskade Willemstad.jpg Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao[note 1]

12°6′6.984″N 68°54′7.992″W / 12.10194000°N 68.90222000°W / 12.10194000; -68.90222000

Cultural (ii, iv, v) 1997
867 Woudagemaal-the-Netherlands.jpg Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station) Lemmer, Lemsterland, Friesland

52°50′44.988″N 5°40′44.004″E / 52.84583000°N 5.67889000°E / 52.84583000; 5.67889000

Cultural (i, ii, iv) 1998
A Beemsterlants Caerte Daniël van Breen 1658.jpg
Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder) Beemster, North Holland

52°32′56″N 4°54′40″E / 52.54889°N 4.91111°E / 52.54889; 4.91111

Cultural (i, ii, iv) 1999
965 Rietveld Schröderhuis HayKranen-20.JPG Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) Utrecht, Utrecht

52°5′7″N 5°8′50″E / 52.08528°N 5.14722°E / 52.08528; 5.14722

Cultural (i, ii) 2000
1314 Waddenzee zon.jpg The Wadden Sea Friesland, Groningen, and North Holland

53°23′27″N 5°39′57″E / 53.39083°N 5.66583°E / 53.39083; 5.66583

Natural (viii, ix, x) 2009
1349 Amsterdam airphoto.jpg Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht Amsterdam, North Holland

52°21′54″N 4°53′16″E / 52.36500°N 4.88778°E / 52.36500; 4.88778

Cultural (i, ii, iv) 2010
1441 Rotterdam van nelle fabriek.jpg Van Nelle Factory Rotterdam, South Holland 51°55′24″N 4°26′00″E / 51.92333°N 4.43333°E / 51.92333; 4.43333 Cultural (vii, viii, ix, x) 2014

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Curaçao is a constitute country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean.

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